Spinner Rack

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Project by NBeener posted 09-17-2009 06:11 AM 7457 views 15 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m into bicycling. I’m also (kind of) into bicycle repair and maintenance.

But … since my shop is a bike shop, woodshop, and general __ shop … I need things to be rather portable and flexible.

My brother talked to me about a “spinner rack.” I understood what he meant. Figured it out, drew it up, and built the sucker. For ME, it works absolutely beautifully.

I built frames for the doors so that I could double-side the pegboard, allowing enough space in the void for the hooks to stick through. I installed LED ‘puck lights’ to light up each of the interior shelves. The platform is a Harbor Freight furniture dolly.

This was project #1 … AFTER the workbench (that I’ll post momentarily).

-- -- Neil

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#1 posted 09-17-2009 12:17 PM

Get space saving and organizational idea. I like it!

Thanks for sharing


-- Guy,PEI

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#2 posted 09-17-2009 02:15 PM

Looks like you’re getting everything in order and well organized. well done.

-- John @

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#3 posted 09-17-2009 04:42 PM

This is a great idea. Wish I had the floor space for it.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#4 posted 09-18-2009 03:24 PM

Nice Idea. A great space saver.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 09-20-2009 05:09 AM

I really like the inside storage, nothing goes to waste. Good work, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#6 posted 09-20-2009 06:19 AM

good storage well done

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 09-20-2009 03:24 PM

I’ve got a bike I’ve been thinking of fixin’ for ‘bout 3 years.
If I had that cool, and efficient, tool tote I mighta done it already.

REALLY a nice job!


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#8 posted 09-20-2009 09:23 PM

Thanks much for all the kind words.

I’ve been really happy with the way it turned out. It rolls easily, holds everything, and could probably be adapted for basic auto maintenance, or many other hobbies. The fact that the build is ‘symmetrical’ allows easy access to inside stuff without regard to which direction the rack is facing. I find that handy when going after the tap/die, the calipers, the micrometer, etc.

Sawdust2 (Lee): you had me LOL, there! A familiar problem: when I head to the basement, there’s a mountain bike to be fixed, and/but … there’s also a bin of scrap wood that … could really BE something!

Decisions, decisions….

Incidentally, if you’re not familiar with these two sites, there’s a WEALTH of diy bike repair info….


-- -- Neil

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#9 posted 05-14-2010 10:08 PM

Missed this originally , Neil , but thanks to Jawhorse , I now have seen your fine specimen here : )
He linked your rack to his

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 05-14-2010 11:10 PM


Thanks, Dusty.

I use it all the time. Used to really appreciate it … until … I saw Jawhorse’s version :-)

It IS great when somebody resurrects a project that I missed, first time around….

-- -- Neil

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#11 posted 05-15-2010 01:28 AM

They’re both useful versions in my eyes : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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